cvs commit: src/include string.h src/lib/libc/string memchr.3 memrchr.c src/sys/sys param.h

David O'Brien obrien at
Wed May 28 15:42:35 UTC 2008

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 05:37:24PM -0700, Maxim Sobolev wrote:
> Well, as I said it might not be something strictly required, but why not be 
> nice to ISVs and users? Ability to run binaries compiled on 6.4 on previous 
> 6.x releases is really important in many situations.

No, it can be quite error prone.

> That's probably one 
> of the reasons why big software vendors (Oracle, Sun etc) are very 
> reluctant to provide native binary packages for FreeBSD.

I really don't think you're giving their justification...  Even Sun adds
things to Solaris 10 updates.  UPWARD binary compatibility is what's

-- David  (obrien at

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